Research Assistant

Anglia Ruskin University - Faculty of Science and Technology

Fixed term contract for 6 months

About Anglia Ruskin University:
Anglia Ruskin is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England.

About the role:
Based in the Department of Engineering and the Built Environment, we're seeking a research assistant to participate on a project funded by the Natural Environmental Research Council - “RV-DSS: An industry-friendly resilience-based interdependency assessment tool”. This project will adopt recently developed Resilience and Vulnerability-based Decision Support System (RV-DSS) to map interdependent network critical components for a real case study in Scotland. This project aims to adopt a newly developed DSS to model infrastructure interdependencies of three critical infrastructure networks (Water, Transport, Energy) providing a measure of network resilience in response to hazardous events, in addition to measure of vulnerability.

The post holder will focus on refining RV-DSS software, applying RV-DSS to a case study, producing Deliverables, attending consortium meetings and the workshops. You’ll be travelling to North Argyll for data collection under the guidance of the PI and the Co-PIs You’ll be responsible for preparing the research materials and administering the data management (from data collection to initial analysis) as well as importing and managing the data in RV-DSS software. You may also be asked to contribute to writing conference and journal papers.

With degree in Computer Science, System Engineering or any relevant degree, you’ll have a proven track record of software development and implementation and background in one or more of the following areas: Network modelling, GIS data collection and management and Big data analytics. With excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail, you’ll have programming proficiency in Python and at least one other language OpenCV, MATLAB, C++/Java, Perl, Javascript.

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We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

We value diversity at Anglia Ruskin University and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

Guidance Notes:
For a list of key requirements please press the apply button below, which will take you to the university's website where you can download the job description and person specification. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

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